Video: Twisted Cyclone First Rides At Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Georgia is known for having thrilling roller coasters. After the closure of the Georgia Cyclone in 2017, rumors quickly began to swirl that the park was re-imagining the ride into a new thrill machine. Fast forward to 2018, and we now have a twisted masterpiece of wood and steel. Today, members of the press and select vip guests took their first rides on Twisted Cyclone—the Southeast’s Tallest, Fastest, and Longest hybrid roller coaster.
Twisted Cyclone is a wood and steel hybrid coaster, a first-of-its-kind for the park which is made possible through technology developed by Six Flags along with Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) out of Idaho. Re-designing the Georgia Cyclone was the result of the collaboration of RMC and Six Flags. The new ride is a re-imagining of the famed Coney Island Cyclone. Twisted Cyclone is now able to offer new thrills that were unheard of when the original Georgia Cyclone was built in 1990.
The re-imagined coaster is taller, faster, and most importantly SMOOTHER than ever before!
Twisted Cyclone still uses many of the wood supports that have been in place for years, but now it has steel support beams also mixed in. The track has been converted to a steel I-box track for an ultra smooth ride offering inversions that were once not possible on a wooden coaster. The new coaster structure reaches 100 feet and drops you down at a 75 degree angle, reaching speeds of 50 mph. While that may not seem fast when comparing to other coasters, trust us.. it’s fast for the sharp quick turns on this ride!
There’s not a bad seat on the entire train. The ride is super smooth and the airtime moments are insane, take a ride with us!
The stats of this ride are just as surreal as the coaster itself. Six Flags shattered six records with the new thrill ride!
- Height: 100 feet
- Speed: 50 mph
- First Drop: 100 feet
- Inversions: 3
- Length: 2400 feet
- Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
- Height Requirement: 48″
- Trains: 2
- Riders per Train: 24
A New Record Breaker
Coaster Records Broken
1. Southeast’s tallest hybrid roller coaster (100 feet tall)
2. Southeast’s fastest hybrid roller coaster (50 miles per hour)
3. Southeast’s steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (75 degrees)
4. Southeast’s longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (100 feet)
5. Southeast’s longest hybrid roller coaster (2400 feet)
6. Most inversions on a hybrid roller coaster in the Southeast (3)
The area surrounding the ride has been updated with the opening of the new coaster as well. The themed elements around the queue really adds to the backstory of the ride, as well as provides a good laugh. Here’s a quick look at the queue area.
Six Flags is offering a plethora of merchandise for the new ride, including classic ride stat shirts. Here’s a look inside the Twisted Cyclone gift shop.
Check out this sneak peek from the front seat!
Twisted Cyclone will open to the public on May 26th. Guests must be over 48 inches tall to ride. For tickets and more information, visit the official Six Flags Over Georgia website by clicking here.
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